Adeline and Andrew

Adeline and Andrew

Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers

Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers

Friday, August 28, 2009

Go tigers!!

Someone else likes the Elmo couch too....

He is getting too big. I've cried about it a little today.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Two videos of Andrew

So both of these videos need explanations!

#1 This video is of Andrew feeding himself a corn puff. What you hear in the background is Adeline crying because she is in time out. I couldn't pass on the video because it is so cute and lately it seems as though Adeline is always in time out or getting a spanking so this is probably what you would hear at any other time.

#2 This video is of Andrew standing at his table. He loves it and stands longer each time. He is even close to pulling himself up. I do promise that when you see him fall I catch his head. Funny how the pillows are in one place and he chooses to fall in another.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bike ride cancelled

Throughout the summer James' parents have many bike rides planned. Originally this past weekend they were going to stay Saturday night and ride Sunday. They decided that since they haven't been to our church much they would not ride and go to church with us Sunday morning. They also offered to watch the kids so that James and I could go out to dinner which was really nice. Aunt Betsey and JoAnn were also able to make the trip which made it even more fun. It's nice seeing Aunt Betsey more now since she is no longer in Iowa but in Detroit.
Grandpa feeding Andrew a bottle
Grandma playing peek-a-boo
Snuggling with Aunt Betsey and JoAnn
JoAnn got an extra snuggle
The Bean ladies

Someone fell asleep on Grandpa after church was over. I think the two have a special connection.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Addy and Alex

I love watching Adeline form relationships. Alex is a little girl who lives a couple of houses down the road and comes down to play every so often. Last night the project was making mud. They spent the whole evening going back and forth from the pool to the sand box.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Amelia Bedelia

This has been one of our favorite books to read in the last few weeks. Amelia Bedelia goes to work for Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and is left all alone with a list of things to do. The list tells her to do things like, draw the drapes, dust the furniture, put out the lights. Amelia Bedelia takes everything at face value and literally draws the drapes on paper, pours dusting powder all over the furniture, and hangs all the lights outside. When Mr. and Mrs. Rogers come home and realize what Amelia Bedelia has done they are very upset. But before Mrs. Rogers tells her she is fired Mr. Rogers sticks a piece of Lemon Meringue pie into her mouth. It was so good that Mr. and Mrs. Rogers decided Amelia Bedelia could stay as long as she made Lemon Meringue pie.

So..Addy and I decided to make our own Lemon Meringue pie. An added bonus is that Grandpa Bean loves Lemon Meringue pie and he came up for the weekend. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of us making the pie and the finished pie but here is a picture of a slice. It turned out pretty good. We also made an apple pie for Daddy because Adeline thinks James loves them. He actually doesn't like pie at all but she wouldn't listen to me. "YES HE DOES LIKE APPLE PIE!" is what she would say. We had two yummy homemade pies for the weekend. I really enjoy baking and cooking with Adeline she was all about the cookbook reading off all of the ingredients.
Thanks Amelia Bedelia!

Friday, August 21, 2009

It's official...

All of my efforts have failed. I am trying not to take offense to it. I still say he doesn't know what he is actually saying. But none the less. Andrew is a big boy. He had his six month appointment today and weighs 21.2 pounds and is 28 1/4 inches long.

Happy Birthday Michael!


You are my best friend. I love spending time with you and wish you lived closer so that we could spend even more time together. I look up to you and am glad you are my cousin. I love you. Happy birthday.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Off to the library

A rainy day calls for some new books!


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Addy's new bike!!!

With Adeline's birthday money we went out and bought her, her very own helmet and princess bike. We bought her the helmet first so we were planning on the princess bike but when we got there she really wanted the Diego bike...we had to convince her that since we already had the helmet we needed to get the princess bike. She was ok with that.

Building the bike
riding the bike.....(sort of)

She did really well for her first time. It will take some encouragement and practice but we'll get there.

So there are some benefits to being short/small

Like snuggling with Addy and reading stories in bed,
or swimming in her little pool.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

A day at the beach

We met the Morse family at a channel right off of lake Michigan where the water is shallow and perfect for kids. Adeline loved it and especially loved being with her friends Anna and Matthias. Andrew and Eli were able to have some bonding time too. Lots of picture of our fun day.

Friday, August 14, 2009

North Muskegon Parade

Last week we went up to North Muskegon with our friend's the Morse family and watched the North Muskegon Parade. There really isn't anything exciting about this parade besides the kids getting lots of candy. I love watching Adeline and Anna and their relationship grow as they get older. Sadly the Morse family is going to be moving away (not too far), so we have to be more intent on getting together.

I had to steal a photo...

...because it is sooooo cute. Thanks Bethany for taking such a great picture. This is going up in our house somewhere :-)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Even while drinking juice...

...Adeline has a tough time sharing. Actually this isn't even her toy anymore and hasn't been for over two years. I think things are going to be a little bit crazy at our house over the next few months....(or until Adeline learns to start sharing with her brother).

The best part about making cookies!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Logan and Addy

Over the past few months we have begun to form a relationship with a couple from our church and their daughter Logan. Adeline and Logan get along really well and love spending time together. Here are pictures from the other night when Shane, Ammorete and Logan came over for dinner and a movie.